Historical information

Presented to Carlton FC secretary H O Bell in recognition of Carlton's 1947 premiership


The awarded trophy although for the 1947 season was passed onto former Carlton player Cyril Mann who missed selection for the 1945 Grand Final (The Blood Bath) victory over South Melbourne. Cyril Mann's maternal Grandfather William Cooper "is remembered as the Australian Aboriginal political activist, much-respected community leader and genuine man of stature whose extraordinary lifetime achievements cannot be properly acknowledged in the limited space available here". Tony De Bolfo 2013.

Physical description

Comprises stainless steel & bronze. Small bronze medallion sits atop ash tray on a small pedestal.

Inscriptions & markings

"Awarded to H O Bell Secretary Carlton Football Club 1947 PREMIERS" The VFL emblem is depicted on one side of the medallion.